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Social Work: Reference Sources

This is the main research guide to resources for study in Social Work.

Classification

Public Opinion

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

Some sources may give you information based on NAICS.  NAICS is the standard used by federal statistical agencies (and therefore by most others) in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

NAICS Manual  - the manual for these numbers - click here

Common NAICS Codes for Social Work:

  • 621330  Social workers', mental health, offices (e.g., centers, clinics)
  • 624190  Individual and family social services, multi-purpose
  • 624190  Mediation, social service, family, agencies
  • 624190  Referral services for personal and social problems
  • 624190  Social service agencies, family
  • 624190  Social service centers, multi-purpose
  • 624190  Family social service agencies

 

The previous coding system was standard industrial classification (sic) and may still be in many tools.

813319  Social change advocacy organizations
813920  Social workers' associations

 

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